Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Steampunk Chronicles book #2) by Kady Cross

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Book Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Steampunk Chronicles book #2) by Kady Cross

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (May 22, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373210531
ISBN-13: 978-0373210534
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My review for The Girl in the Steel Corset (Book #1)
Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade—the dangerous device Jasper stole from him…for the life of the girl Jasper loves.

One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.

From the rough streets of lower Manhattan to elegant Fifth Avenue, the motley crew of teens with supernatural abilities is on Jasper's elusive trail. And they're about to discover how far they'll go for friendship.

More than ever, Finley Jayne will rely on powerful English duke Griffin King to balance her dark magic with her good side. Yet Griffin is at war with himself over his secret attraction to Finley…and will risk his life and reputation to save her. Sam, more machine than man, finds his moody heart tested by Irish lass Emily—whose own special abilities are no match for the darkness she discovers on the streets.

Now, to help those she's come to care for.
I absolutely love this series. It is so much fun to read. It's fast paced, humorous, romantic and very adventurous. The second book in this series, The Girl in the Clockwork Collar was just as amazing as the first. Kady Cross has a very good sense of humor, in her writing. Her humorous sarcasm reminds me of Cassandra Clare. 

The Steampunkiness in this series, is what is so much fun. The gadgets, machines and the time period (1897-1900's), might be the main characters of this book. Griffin King, Finley Jane, Emily, Sam and Jasper are all back to entertain us. The romantic tension keeps building between Griffin and Finley. Sam and Emily are just as cute as always together. Yes, Jasper is still looking for the right woman, who can handle him. Of course there is a bad guy trying to ruin all of humanity. That's what this awesome cast of characters, are for... to save the world... again!

I go into more detail about the background of this series in my review of the first book. I just don't want to repeat myself, so go read my review of The Girl in the Steel Corset. Start this series today, even if you don't like steampunk. It is very fresh, exciting and my favorite, romantic.

5 out of 6

Clean Read!

Violence: moderate
Sexual: none
Profanity: minor

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  1. I loved this second book a lot too-hope there will be a third so we can get some more resolution with Finley and Griffin!

  2. I loved this one too! Their trip to the US was a nice change of pace. I can't wait to see what kind of problems they run into next.

  3. This series has literally become my absolute favorite!! I'm definitely buying this one too and hop to meet her sometime! I just adore Finley and the setting, but also her gang makes it for me! It reminds me of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which is amazing! :)

  4. I just finished this last night and I loved it. It was every bit as good as the first one!


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